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May 2018 was the fifth month of the current common year. The month, which began on a Tuesday, ended on a Thursday after 31 days.

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This is an archived version of Wikipedia's Current events Portal from May 2018.

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  • 2018 Gaza border protests
    • The Israel Defense Forces again open fire with tear gas and live ammunition on Palestinian protesters, following 6 weeks of protests. One person is killed and 146 others wounded, with some protesters throwing stones and burning tyres. (The Independent)
    • Three Israelis are arrested after filming themselves attempting to fly a kite carrying an incendiary device into the Gaza Strip, in reference to the same tactic used by protestors in Gaza. The kite crashes on Israeli territory where it starts a small fire. (Haaretz)
    • Egypt announces that the Rafah Crossing into Gaza will be opened for four days starting next Saturday. Egypt usually opens the border for humanitarian reasons every two or three months for two or three days at a time. (Wafa.ps)

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  • Russian military intervention in Ukraine
    • Ukraine's Joint Forces Operation says Russian-led militants have mounted 43 attacks on Ukrainian troops in Donbas in the past 24 hours, using artillery systems and 120mm and 82mm mortars 10 times, with no casualties among the Ukrainian servicemen. According to intelligence data, two militants are killed and three others wounded. (UNIAN)

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  • Economy of Japan
    • Sony agrees to a $2.3 billion deal where they will buy a controlling interest in EMI Music Publishing. The deal will mean that Sony would indirectly own 90% of the music publisher and its two million songs. (BBC)

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  • At least 16 people are killed and 38 wounded in Kandahar, Afghanistan, by the accidental detonation of a container of explosives while security forces were attempting to dispose of it. (Al Jazeera)

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Indian investigation agency CBI said it had registered a case on Wednesday against 17 entities pertaining to the SSC examination paper leak. The entities named in the First Information Report (FIR) include seven students, nine officials of Sify Technologies Ltd, as well as the head of the Sify content team, Sant Prasad Gupta.(https://www.livemint.com/Politics/ZcbCRbJaBc1ucyndksQnVK/CBI-files-case-against-17-people-on-SSC-paper-leak.html)

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  • More than 200 departures are delayed and about 50 arrivals and departures are cancelled after lightning hit the aircraft fuel system at London Stansted Airport. Violent thunderstorm accompanied by heavy rain overnight caused flooding and property damage; the UK was struck by lightning more than 60,000 times in 24 hours, according to the Met Office. (Sky News) (Sky News2)

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